the time to read this story to the end.
truly touch your heart--and give you pause for thought.
Last week I took my children to a restaurant. My
six-year-old son asked if he could say grace. As we bowed our
heads he said, "God is good. God is great. Thank you for the
food, and I would even thank you more if mom Gets us ice cream
for dessert. And Liberty and justice for all! Amen!"
Along with the laughter from the other customers nearby
I heard a woman remark, "That's what's wrong with this country.
Kids today don't even know how to pray. Asking God for
ice-cream! Why, I never!"
Hearing this, my son burst into tears and asked me,
"Did I do it wrong? Is God mad at me?" As I held him and assured
him that he had done a terrific job and God was certainly not
mad at him, an elderly gentleman approached the table.
He winked at my son and said, "I happen to know that
God thought that was a great prayer." "Really?" my son asked.
"Cross my heart." Then in a theatrical whisper he added
(indicating the woman whose remark had started this whole
thing), "Too bad she never asks God for ice cream. A little ice
cream is good for the soul sometimes."
Naturally, I bought my kids ice cream at the end of the
meal. My son stared at his for a moment and then did something I
will remember the rest of my life. He picked up his sundae and
without a word walked over and placed it in front of the woman.
With a big smile he told her, "Here, this is for you.
Ice cream is good for the soul sometimes, and my soul is good
this story touch your heart?
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